A few months ago I shared this yumminess over at Moms Without Blogs. It is delicious and easy and totally a pantry meal and since I didn’t share it here at Evolving Mommy I thought I should now just to remind you to make it.
Seriously. Easy. Peasy.
The following recipe is full of pantry items and can be made very quickly and to suit your families tastes. The ingredients are easily changes to fit your needs and schedule and best of all it reheats wonderfully so you can get multiple meals this pot full of food.
1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni
1 lbs ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
1 Serrano or jalapeno pepper minced (optional)
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons cumin
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
1 can diced tomatoes, drained
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 8oz can tomato sauce
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach (optional)
Cook Macaroni as directed on package.
While macaroni is cooking, cook beef, onion, garlic and pepper in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat until beef is brown; drain.
Stir remaining ingredients including the macaroni into the beef mixture. Simmer uncovered until the spinach is thawed and the mixture is warmed through.
** As I mentioned above this recipe is flexible. Play around with it, use what you have on hand in your pantry. Feel free to try ground turkey, buffalo or elk instead of beef. If kidney beans are not your favorite try black beans or pinto beans, and if spinach won’t fly in your house you can substitute frozen corn or bell peppers…or leave the veggies out all together.
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